All that you need to know about Super Hair Removal (SHR)

Many of us probably remember our very first hair removal experience. Armed with a disposable razor and some body wash, it felt as if we could conquer every unwanted hair on our body. Of course, the reality is far from that. After a shaving session, there will often be a few unshaved patches here and there, especially in the hard-to-reach areas. Not to mention all the razor cuts and ingrown hairs! Shaving may rid you of your hair problems for a little while, but it takes tedious and constant maintenance. Plus, never will you be able to achieve permanent hair removal with just your trusty razor.

Thankfully, with the help of technology and trained professionals, it is much easier to achieve – and maintain – a silky-smooth and hairless body. Particularly, laser hair removal and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) have been popular choices as both use light as a heat source to target and inhibit the growth of hair follicles but in different ways. Nevertheless, many people are now turning to Super Hair Removal (SHR) as it combines the advantages of both laser hair removal and IPL!

Having grown in popularity recently, many people may not be aware of what SHR is and how it works. If you are one of those people and would like to find out more about it, this article is for you! Keep reading to find out more about this third-generation hair removal technology.

What is Super Hair Removal?

SHR works similarly to IPL and laser hair removal by using pulses of light energy to destroy hair follicles. However, SHR delivers lower energy pulses at a higher frequency. This way, the skin is heated gently and the accumulated energy targets both the melanin in the hair follicles and the stem cells in charge of hair reproduction.

Why Super Hair Removal?

If it is so similar to previous methods of hair removal, you may be wondering why SHR is getting so popular now. As such, here are some of the advantages of SHR:

  1. Less harm and damage to the skin
    Not only does SHR send lower energy pulses and allow heat to build up slowly, but the applicator also provides concurrent contact cooling. This results in less trauma to the skin and less discomfort for the user as well. With IPL, it uses a more concentrated ‘shot’ that causes the heat to build up faster. With no contact cooling, this method can be painful for some people. This also means that IPL is typically not recommended for more sensitive areas in the body – such as the bikini area and the face. With SHR, hair removal is achievable in those areas!

  1. Suitable for all skin tones and types
    One of the biggest issues with IPL has always been that it often causes more discomfort for darker-skinned people. The extra melanin they have often absorb a lot more energy – thus accumulating into more heat and, more importantly, more pain for them. That is usually not the case for Super Hair Removal as only 50% of the light energy is targeted and absorbed by the melanin. Moreover, being more gentle, the process also works well for people with sensitive skin – the same usually cannot be said for IPL and laser hair removal.
  2. Quicker at removing unwanted hairs
    As SHR utilises sweeping motions, it can cover more areas at a faster rate. For IPL, it focuses on one area at a time. Moreover, SHR targets more hair follicles as it can work on both fine and coarse hairs while IPL usually only targets coarse hairs. This means users can enjoy a faster and yet more efficient method of hair removal!

A Silky-Smooth You

From shaving and tweezing to waxing and sugaring, we probably have done a myriad of things to attain a smooth and hairless appearance. With Super Hair Removal, the process is made much simpler. Just remember that the best hair removal is often done by an aesthetician that understands your needs and aims to help you achieve them!

Our highly trained staff and personalised consultations can help you achieve a smooth and hairless appearance! Contact us today to find out more.

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